The Dalton Police Department's Traffic Unit visited Blue Ridge Elementary School on Thursday to talk to parents about car seat safety. The car seat check was coordinated with Safe Kids Dalton and firefighters from the Dalton Fire Department and the Whitfield County Fire Department.
The officers and firefighters involved with Safe Kids are all certified child safety seat technicians. They spoke to parents waiting to pick up their children at the school and offered to check their child safety seats for proper function and installation. They also spoke to parents about Georgia law which requires all children under the age of 8 to be restrained in a child safety seat or booster seat. Safe Kids Dalton handed out 4 car seats to parents in need of one. Approximately 100 parents were contacted by officers or firefighters.
The TEU will be conducting future car seat checks at other elementary schools throughout the city for the remainder of the year.
Below: Officers and firefighters from the DPD, DFD, and WCFD check car seats at Blue Ridge Elementary School